First-Year Information Literacy
There are three main learning outcomes that are taught in CORE 1000 library instruction sessions. These outcomes focus on beginner-level information literacy skills and concepts that are appropriate for first-year students.
Core 1000 Learning Outcomes
Authority and Evaluating Sources
- Students will be able to explain why the authority of a source matters, in order to select appropriate sources for their information need.
- Students will be able apply critical thinking skills when selecting sources by asking questions about the author, purpose, and context of the information.
ACRL Frame: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
Identifying and Locating Sources
- Students will be able to identify the appropriate research tool and implement basic search strategies in order to find sources that match their information need.
ACRL Frame: Searching is Strategic Exploration
Avoiding Plagiarism and the Misuse of Sources
- Students will be able to define, recognize the common causes, and describe ways to avoid plagiarism.
- Students will be able to demonstrate writing practices that can help them avoid plagiarism and the misuse of sources.
ACRL Frame: Information has Value
Library Instruction Sessions
The learning outcomes for CORE 1000 can not be effectively taught in one library session. We highly recommend that you schedule your CORE 1000 course for two library instruction sessions. The following descriptions provide a brief overview of what is covered in each session: